Mandarin Oriental, Boston, partners with White Elephant

Guests will also enjoy dinner at the hotel’s noted Brant Point Grill featuring seafood and steak.
Updated 14 May 2019
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Mandarin Oriental, Boston, partners with White Elephant

Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the only double Forbes five-star hotel and spa in Massachusetts, has partnered with the White Elephant hotel on Nantucket to offer guests a quintessential New England getaway featuring both city and beach experiences. The Two if by Land, Three if by Sea package, a playful homage to Massachusetts folk hero Paul Revere’s historic ride, offers guests two nights in Boston and three nights on Nantucket island. 

While at Mandarin Oriental, Boston guests can slip into vacation-mode with the spa’s New England Retreat. The treatment is designed to ease the mind, leaving the spa-goer revitalized and refreshed. 

While staying at the White Elephant, guests will be treated to a full immersion of the island. The package includes a sailing tour around the island and learning about the backbone of the island’s history at the Whaling Museum. Guests will also enjoy dinner at the hotel’s noted Brant Point Grill featuring seafood and steak.

The Two if by Land, Three if by Sea package is priced starting at $3,398 plus taxes and gratuities. The package is available until Nov. 2.


Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

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Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, has announced a boost in sales to women following the first anniversary of women’s driving in the Kingdom. 

A milestone for women across the country with almost 50,000 driver licenses issued so far, the dealer has welcomed female drivers through the doors and as a result has experienced an increase in sales specifically to women, accounting for 25 percent of total sales so far for 2019. 

According to Samaco, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the No.1 choice for women and is preferred for its functionality and safety features. The Tiguan is closely followed by a popular car for larger families, the seven-seater Teramont — an SUV kitted with cutting-edge design and smart technology. 

Mohammed Moussa, general manager for Volkswagen at Samaco, said: “We are hugely proud to be a part of this exciting time for women across the country. Our increase in sales speak for themselves and we are honored to be the preferred choice for so many women and their families. With outstanding new models such as the latest Touareg and Teramont and the ever popular Tiguan, we have no doubt that Volkswagen will continue to play an exciting part of people’s journey to getting out onto the roads across Saudi Arabia.”

The increase in female Volkswagen owners in the Kingdom resulted in the first women’s car club forming earlier this year. Central to the creation of the club was Ammal Farhat, who has always been passionate about gender equality. She said the Volkswagen Women’s Car Club represents exactly that. 

“We were given the opportunity to drive a year ago and what a difference that year has made for thousands of women across Saudi Arabia. The Volkswagen Women’s Car Club unites us in a way that we never thought possible before. Now that we can get behind the wheel, we feel more empowered and have a greater sense of independence and control over our own lives,” said Farhat.

Samaco Automotive is the exclusive dealer of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche cars in Saudi Arabia. The company provides a full range of services incorporating sales of new and pre-owned cars and commercial vehicles, leasing and full after-sales support with a dedicated service and parts team located at its showrooms and workshops in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.